Active East Devon children

PUBLISHED: 13:55 30 November 2008 | UPDATED: 10:07 10 June 2010

ACTIVE student and active pupil surveys were piloted across a number of East Devon schools during the summer to give a clear picture of young peoples activity levels as part of the 'Every Child Matters' agenda.

ACTIVE student and active pupil surveys were piloted across a number of East Devon schools during the summer to give a clear picture of young peoples activity levels as part of the 'Every Child Matters' agenda.

Of the 2000 East Devon secondary school students completing the survey; 42% actively cycle at least once a week and 35% actively swim at least once a week.

Secondary student's biggest barriers to taking part in outside clubs or activities were put down to having other things to do, too much homework and lack of transport.

Among the 450 East Devon primary children's responses; 65% actively cycle at least once a week and 57% actively swim at least once a week. 80% of the children felt 'confident' in PE and games lessons and 75% felt they were 'doing well' in PE games. The findings were published in The East Devon School Sport Partnership newsletter. To obtain a copy contact (01404) 814995.

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